Recordings & Publications


Lawrence Axelrod – Five Hundred Nights (1990) with Pinotage on Mandala.

harpIconLawrence Axelrod – Night of Stars (1995/2015) with Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano and Pos Metaphonos (1992) with J. Lawrie Bloom, Bass Clarinet.  In Process.

v3henrybrantHenry Brant – Wind, Water, Clouds & Fire (2004) with Present Music on The Henry Brant Collection, Vol. 3.

Disco_soulfulxmas_LG Brian Culbertson – various tracks on A Soulful Christmas (2006).

harpIconKathleen Ginther – Chansons d’Apollinaire (2007) with Pinotage.  In process.

gluckChristoph Willibald Gluck – Orphée et Euridice (1774 Paris version) with Opera Lafayette Orchestra.

rondinoEric Gross – Rondino Pastorale (1962) and The Maid’s Lament (2006) with Pinotage on Rondino Pastorale.

harpIconHans Werner Henze – Carillon, Recitatif, Masque (1974) with Dimitris Marinos, mandolin; Paul Bowman guitar.  Unreleased.

irisIris – Off the Path (1994) with Lyn Kirkwood, harp; guests Shannon Heaton, tin whistle and Matt Heaton, bodhrán.

karlinsWilliam Karlins – Kindred Spirits (2000) with Dimitris Marinos, mandolin and Paul Bowman, guitar on Chamber Works.

Newly Drawn SkyAaron Jay Kernis – Newly Drawn Sky (2005) with the Grant Park Orchestra on Symphony in Waves.

lombardoRobert Lombardo – Affreschi caldi (1995) with Julia Bentley, mezzo soprano; Dimitris Marinos, mandolin; Paul Bowman, guitar on Music for Mandolin.

harpIconWolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concerto for Flute and Harp (1778) with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Janet See, flute, on Mozart Orchestral Works.  Currently unavailable.

harpIconGoffredo Petrassi – Seconda Serenata Trio (1962) with Dimitris Marinos, mandolin; Paul Bowman, guitar.  Unreleased.

larmoreMaurice Ravel – Shéhérazade with the Grant Park Orchestra, Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano on Royal Mezzo.

rosnerArnold Rosner – Besos sin cuento (1989) with Pinotage on Chamber Music, Vol. 3.

3 Works, SchwendingerLaura Elise Schwendinger – Esprimere (2007) with the Madison Sinfonietta, Matt Haimovitz, cello on 3 Works for Solo Instruments and Orchestra.

harpIconElizabeth Start – Sign Songs (2004) with Pinotage on From the Start.  Currently unavailable.

Koh_2.tifKarol Szymanowski – Violin Concerto No. 1 (1916) with the Grant Park Orchestra, Jennifer Koh, violin on Portraits.

michaelsGermaine Tailleferre – A Genn’villiers (1952) with the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Patrice Michaels, soprano on La vie est une parade.

thomas3Augusta Read Thomas – Carillon Sky (2006) with MusicNOW on Selected Works for Orchestra.

thomasAugusta Read Thomas – Prairie Sketches I (2006) with the Callisto Ensemble on Prairie Sketches.

thomas2Augusta Read Thomas – Terpsichore’s Dream (2007) with Chamber Orchestra on Terpsichore’s Dream.


“Baroque Continuo:   A practical manual for harpists.”  This is an educational manual designed to accommodate both amateur and professional players.  By providing a foundation for further studies in Baroque continuo playing on the harp, my dissertation encourages historically informed performances from any harpist interested in learning the basics of continuo.  Included in the dissertation are a brief history of continuo playing, instructions on learning how to read and harmonize figured bass, the basic rules of good counterpoint, an introduction to the general concept of Baroque style, detailed examples of how to prepare for a first performance, a variety of chapters demonstrating the use of harp and continuo in the Baroque era using examples by Handel, Lawes, Purcell, and Monteverdi, advice on instrument selection, and learning how to tune by ear.  Each chapter is followed by a short list of pertinent suggested readings. For private distribution only.  Please contact Dr. Alison Attar directly at aliharp (at) for more information.

harp icon: Anbileru Adaleru, The Noun Project